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Re: pre-proposal: permissions made easier

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Jeff Davis <pgsql(at)j-davis(dot)com>, David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pre-proposal: permissions made easier
Date: 2009-06-29 19:42:50
Message-ID: 4A49193A.7010305@agliodbs.com (view raw or flat)
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Tom,

>  From what I recall of prior discussions, there is rough consensus that
> the two types of facilities you mentioned (setting up default ACLs to be
> applied at creation of objects created later, and providing a way to
> change multiple objects' permissions with one GRANT) are desirable,
> though there is plenty of argument about the details.  Neither of these
> result in creating any new sources of permissions --- a given object's
> ACL is still the whole truth.

yeah, that's why I've been working on that approach.  It doesn't 
simplify things as much as some DBAs might want, but it's the most 
side-effect-free approach.

-- 
Josh Berkus
PostgreSQL Experts Inc.
www.pgexperts.com

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